Christian Bettstetter is a professor and head of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt. He is also the founding scientific director of Lakeside Labs GmbH, a research and innovation company. Bettstetter holds master and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and information technology from TU München. He has 25 years of experience in academic and industrial research with emphasis on wireless connectivity and self-organization in networked systems with application to telecommunications, IoT, and mobile robotics. His teaching portfolio comprises lectures on electricity and magnetism, mobile communications, and wireless networks.


Kornelia Lienbacher is an experienced office manager and secretary in the team of Christian Bettstetter at the University of Klagenfurt. She oversees administrative tasks, including financial management, travel arrangements, recruiting, and seamless communication with the university’s central administration. Her dedication and expertise significantly contribute to the team’s smooth functioning.

Senior Researchers

Aymen Fakhreddine is a senior researcher and project leader with expertise in wireless communications, networking, and localization. He holds a doctoral and master degree in telematic engineering from the University Carlos III Madrid and a master degree in wireless communication systems from École supérieure d’électricité (Centrale Supélec) in Paris. He is principal investigator of a project on drones in cellular networks in Bettstetter’s team and a senior researcher at the Technology Innovation Institute (UAE). Before he worked as a senior researcher at the University of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs, researcher at IMDEA Networks, and visiting student in Singapore.


Udo Schilcher has more than 15 years of experience in research on wireless communications and stochastic modeling in networked systems. He is a senior researcher at the University of Klagenfurt working on wireless interference and self-organizing synchronization. Schilcher holds a doctoral degree in information and communications engineering and master level degrees in informatics and mathematics from the University of Klagenfurt.

Researchers and Doctoral Students

Enrique Caballero

Enrique Caballero is a scientific staff member and doctoral student at the University of Klagenfurt performing research on networked drone systems. He works on novel techniques for integrating multidrones systems into cellular wireless networks (5G, 6G). Enrique holds a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Before joining Bettstetter’s team, he worked as a systems engineer in drone and aerospace companies.


Daniel Neuhold is a doctoral student at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless communications and localization. He works on reliable ultra-wide band sensor networks for industrial applications. Daniel holds a master level degree in information and communications engineering from the University of Klagenfurt. He was a research and teaching staff member in Bettstetter’s team from 2015 until 2021 and a guest researcher at the University of Southern California in 2018. He is the founder and managing director of the spinoff LoconIQ.

Student Staff

  • Melisa Midžan
  • Ivan Mijić
  • Christoph W. Rauter
  • Marcus Schref
  • Arthur Petráš